BOSTON (CBS) – The Patriots have not yet had any positive coronavirus tests outside of quarterback Cam Newton. As a result, the team could depart Monday to play the Kansas City Chiefs that night if no additional positive tests arise.
ESPN reported that the team had a virtual meeting Saturday night andREAD MORE: Spencer Crash Leaves Two 17-Year-Old Boys With Serious Injuries
Later in the day Sunday, the NFL confirmed that no positive tests have been reported other than Newton, and the game is now scheduled for Monday at 7:05 p.m. on CBS stations, including WBZ-TV.READ MORE: Northeastern Requiring All Faculty, Staff To Be Vaccinated For Fall Semester
Newton was added to the league’s COVID-19 reserve list on Saturday, which means his positive test was confirmed.
Coronavirus continues to be a challenge for the NFL. According to multiple reports Sunday, one more Tennessee Titans player and one staff member tested positive. That brings the total of positive tests on the team to 18 since last week.MORE NEWS: Jury Selection Begins In Trial Of Thomas Latanowich, Charged With Killing Yarmouth Police Sgt. Sean Gannon
The New Orleans Saints had a positive test upon their arrival in Detroit. But that result was determined to be a false positive and the teams are scheduled to play Sunday as planned.